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Entertainment of Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Source: Kasapa FM

Rising stars should make themselves scarce – Jackie Appiah

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Ghana’s star actress, Jackie Appiah has openly advised promising stars to avoid being ‘all over the place’ for the sake of stardom.

The award-winning actress who featured in the Ghanaian teenage TV series, YOLO, a sequel of the Ghanaian TV Series Things We Do for Love counselled youth who are eager to take centre stage in the acting space to exercise patience, be humble and God fearing.

In a conversation with Farmhouse Productions, producers of the popular series, Jackie Appiah indicated that most up and coming actors are fond of showing disrespect to people when they make it to the top.

The screen goddess in her conversation told young actors to tolerate delays in their acting career since there is no rush to the top.

“My advise to the youth out there is that they should be humble because humility goes a long way. They should be respectful, Godfearing and remember those they started with.

“Of late there are some people who when they make it to the top then they start to disrespect everybody which is wrong.”

Making reference to her formative years in the acting space, Ms Appiah said growing up as a young actress, she showed an attitude of reverence to all.

She also advised ‘impatient’ promising actors to minimize the use of social media, paying blogs and online portals to write about them so they can be popular since it is only hard work and perseverance that can make one achieve the status of being very famous.

“I still remember those that were part of my humble beginnings and I still regard them. There wasn’t Instagram or Social Media in my time but we still made it. Now there is social media and people are going about it the wrong way to get stardom. People pay blogs and online portals to write about them and thinking that the press sells them to be all over the place.

“I believe as an up and coming star, you should make yourself scarce, shouldn’t be seen everywhere and you shouldn’t be doing all kind of jobs.

“I will also advise the youth out there not to be in a rush to be at the top but to go through a gradual process. You can’t get to the top just like that.” Jackie Appiah added

She also debunked rumours that acting is not a lucrative profession and does not pay. Appiah stated that young actors wanting to rub shoulders with the well-established actors should note that it is a long journey coming.

“I hear people say acting doesn’t pay. What do you mean acting doesn’t pay? Do you want to be paid the same amount with Jackie Appiah and Adjetey Anang? We started ten, fifteen years ago going through steps to the top. It takes time to get to the top so the young ones out there note that things take a process.

“When you give birth to a baby, the baby doesn’t start walking from birth, it takes steps for the baby to start walking and that is life for you.

“Life is a gradual process so the youth out there should take their time, be humble and not rush in life. Good things will come your way at the right time so just be patient since it pays a lot to be patience.

“I’ve been patience throughout my acting career, I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of things that I wish I could do but I can’t do because I’m in the limelight and I’m role model to most young actors as well. I’ve to sacrifice a lot of things to be the Jackie Appiah that I am today.

“Young actors need to stay true to themselves, be humble, be God fearing and take their time so they can make it at the right time.” Jackie Appiah stated

YOLO TV series advises and directs the youth concerning the challenges they face in their sexuality. It is produced and directed by Ivan Quashigah.

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